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chadngarrett 12-07-2009 10:57 AM

Has anyone used a 3M Bristle Disk
Has anyone used a 3M Bristle Disk to remove paint and or rust ?

I think I want to buy a couple right angle grinders and get to work on G-mans cab.

OneMoreTime 12-07-2009 11:06 AM

Those things are useful in some circumstance..I used those to prepare a truck bed for bed-liner..


chadngarrett 12-07-2009 11:29 AM

i was thinking rather then have the body soda blasted we could get 2 of those and go to town working on the large surface areas .

OneMoreTime 12-07-2009 01:15 PM

That is what a lot of us airmotor with a 2' roloc will work on some of the tighter areas and a small HF spot blaster for the seams and such and you are good to go..just do what you can and at the end of the day shoot some epoxy primer on the cleaned areas and move on..


stimpy 12-07-2009 01:39 PM

we used those to finish spots the blaster missed ,they work great , prepare to use alot of them if your going to try to strip a large area they kind of wear out quickly ,

chadngarrett 12-08-2009 08:00 AM

so use the bristle for the big areas and use

for the seams and edges

S10xGN 12-08-2009 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by chadngarrett
i was thinking rather then have the body soda blasted we could get 2 of those and go to town working on the large surface areas .

Although I've never used that type, I think you'll find yourself buying way more than 2. They will wear out pretty quick...


chadngarrett 12-09-2009 06:08 AM

Thanks for the advise...

radir68 12-10-2009 09:41 AM

Eastwood has a disc set up for the 41/2 and 8 inch grinders. They are designed for stripping paint and work very good. The down side is you have to buy the backing plates for the grinders. Have fun

deadbodyman 12-12-2009 05:32 AM

I've used a lot of things to strip paint including those,but the best I've found so far for stripping jambs and such are the rol-loc brown cookies (gasket cleaners) they dont leave any grinding marks and are pretty cost effective plus as they wear you can use smaller and smaller backing plates till theres nothing left...the smaller they get the tighter the spot you can use them in.Those green things just wear to fast for me...

radir68 12-12-2009 09:53 AM

Yeah those roloc gasket discs are killer for jambs and you are right about using them up. Check out they have a house brand that helps keep the cost dowm. Have fun

chadngarrett 12-12-2009 06:35 PM

Thanks for the advise .. you guys gave been great

Hot Rod Mike 12-14-2009 11:47 AM

3M bristle discs/Roloc discs
While I have used these to strip paint in some areas of a vehicle, I think there are other means to do so @ a lower cost. However, I have used these in the past to clean up an area where I might be welding, to eliminate any rust or minor corrosion or other surface abnormalities. They are helpful also to get the temps of the sheet metal up so that the 1st welds are not on "cold metal". Even thought my garage is heated, the metal in the winter time is cold to the touch, so I just run these around a little on the area to be welded to warm up the metal.

Mike. :)

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